Authors/Student Researchers: Judelyn O. Adorna Aivee L. De Leon Module Consultant: Elaine Rose V. Gordula-Nachon English Department Head, Siniloan National High School Module Adviser: For-Ian V. Sandoval CORRECT USAGE OF VERB TENSES G M V O Next Content
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Produce graduates who can demonstrate and practice the professional and ethical requirements for the Bachelor of Secondary Education such as:
To serve as positive and powerful role models in the pursuit of learning thereby maintaining high regard to professional growth.
Focus on the significance of providing wholesome and desirable learning environment.
Facilitate learning process in diverse types of learners.
Use varied learning approaches and activities, instructional materials, and learning resources.
Use assessment date to plan and revise teaching-learning plans.
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Conduct research and development in teacher education and other related activities.
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FOREWORD This Teacher’s “ Correct Usage of Verb Tenses ” is part of the requirements in Educational Technology 2 under the revised education curriculum based on CHED Memorandum Order (CMO)-30, Series of 2004. Educational Technology 2 is a three (3)-unit course designed to introduce both traditional, instructional teaching aids and innovative audio-visual materials to facilitate and foster meaningful and effective learning where students are expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature, application and production of the various types of educational technologies. The students are provided with guidance and assistance of selected faculty members of the College through the selection, production and utilization of appropriate technological tools in developing technology-based teacher support materials. Through the role and functions of computers especially the Internet, the student researchers and the advisers are able to design and develop various types of alternative delivery systems. These kinds of activities offer a remarkable learning experience for the education students as future mentors especially in the preparation and utilization of instructional materials. The output of the group’s effort on this enterprise may serve as a contribution to the existing body of instructional materials that the institution may utilize in order to provide effective and quality education. The lessons and evaluations presented in this module may also function as a supplementary reference for secondary teachers and students. JUDELYN O. ADORNA AIVEE L. DE LEON Module Developer Module Developer FOR-IAN V. SANDOVAL Computer Instructor/Adviser Educational Technology 2 ELAINE ROSE V. GORDULA-NACHON Module Consultant LYDIA R. CHAVEZ Dean College of Education Back Content Next
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors hereby express their heartfelt appreciation and sincere thanks to all persons who rendered their worthwhile support and immeasurable help for the successful completion of this module. To their beloved Dean, Prof. Lydia R. Chavez, for promoting academic excellence in the College of Education; To their hardworking instructor, Mr. For-Ian V. Sandoval, for being accommodating and patient enough in helping them complete this module; To their knowledgeable module consultant, Mrs. Elaine Rose V. Gordula-Nachon, English Department Head of Siniloan National High School, for her assistance, willingness and patience in editing this module which led to its successful completion; To their loving parents, for their valuable support, thoughtful appreciation and understanding during the accomplishment of this module and for serving as their constant source of inspiration; To their friends and classmates, for their cheerful encouragement and for comforting them when things seem intolerable during the completion of this module; Above all, to the Almighty God for the knowledge and strength, guidance, blessings and inspiration He extended to make this module an achievement. To all of you, thank you very much! The Authors Back Content Next
INTRODUCTION Grammatical inconsistencies seem to be one of the most common problems encountered by learners in English classes. One reason why a number of errors in grammar are made is due to inadequate knowledge and understanding of verb and its forms. Generally, a sentence contains one verb. Consequently, as the number of verb forms in the sentence increases, chances are the possibility of committing errors also increases. Furthermore, the verbs most often used in the English language are irregular verbs which mean that they change in a variety of ways. This also means that students must be familiar and if possible memorize the different verb forms. In addition, verbs change their forms and appearance more often than any other parts of speech, offering the learners a series of choices and snares that force them to pick their way through them carefully and deliberately. Premises considered, it is still possible to learn how to use verbs correctly and effectively since problems with verbs fall into manageable categories. A common problem, for instance, is not knowing the correct form of an irregular verb. This module will present a solution to this particular problem and other common problems that many students encounter in using verbs. It will also provide them with relevant information on correct usage of the different verb tenses with corresponding examples. Through this module, students can broaden their general knowledge of verbs which may eventually improve their skills in writing grammatically correct sentences which is preliminary to the development of coherent and unified paragraphs and composition. Content Back Next
GENERAL OBJECTIVES After finishing this module, the students shall be able to: 1. distinguish different verb forms; 2. differentiate simple tenses, perfect tenses, and progressive tenses in terms of function and structure; 3. use different verb tenses appropriately; 4. develop interest in enhancing skills in the use of verbs; 5. realize that the correct usage of verbs contribute to effective verbal and non-verbal communication; 6. construct grammatically correct sentences; 7. apply the concepts learned in writing paragraphs and compositions. Content Back Next
VMGO OF THE BSED PROGRAM FOREWORD ACKNOWLEDGMENT INTRODUCTION GENERAL OBJECTIVES TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Simple Tenses Lesson 1: Simple Present Tense Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3 Lesson 2: Simple Past Tense Activity 4 Activity 5 Activity 6 Back Next
There are two forms of the verb in the simple present tense – base form and s-form.
Verbs in the base form are used in plural nouns/pronouns. While verbs in the s-form are
used in singular nouns/pronouns.
Examples base form s-form I wait she waits They jump Angeli jump The students write Louie writes The singers sing Regine sings The celebrities perform Kris perform You run Giselle runs The painters paint she paints The artists draw Robby draws The actors act Richard act The English majors report Judy reports
Each of the highlighted verbs in the following sentences is in the simple present tense
and each sentence describes an action taking place in the present:
Deborah waits patiently while Bridget books the tickets.
The shelf holds three books and a vase of flowers.
The crowd moves across the field in an attempt to see the rock star get into his
The Stephens sisters are both very talented; Virginia writes and Vanessa paints .
The other one is the irregular verbs . They form their past tense by adding –n or –en or changing their
Examples: become – became begin – began bend – bent bind – bound bleed – bled blow – blew break – broke breed – bred bring – brought build – built buy – bought catch – caught teach – taught choose – chose cling – clung come – came do – did draw – drew drink – drank drive - drove Content Back Next
BOOKS 01. Paterno, Adelaida. and Ramos, Maximo.Enjoying English.Quezon City: R.P. Garcia Publishing Co., 1996. February 4, 2010 02. Yarber, Mary Laine. and Yarber, Robert E. Reviewing Basic Grammar, Fourth Edition. United States: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc., 1997. January 9, 2010 03. Duckworth, Michael. Oxford Business English Grammar and Practice. China: Oxford University Press, 1995. January 9 2010 04. Guffey, Mary Ellen. Business English. Ohio: South-Western College Publishing, 1996. February 3, 2010 05. Camp, Sue C. and Satterwhite, Marilyn L. College English and Communication, Ninth Edition. The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2007. February 9, 2010 06. Swan, Michael. and Walter, Catherine. How English Works A Grammar Practice Book. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. February 10, 2010. Content Next Back
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Judelyn Octia Adorna is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English at Laguna State Polytechnic University. She is the second to the youngest among the four children of Wilfredo Adorna and Liberty Adorna. She was born on the 12 th day of February year 1988. She is presently living with her family at #438 Camia St. Don Felipe Subd. Siniloan, Laguna. She completed her secondary education at Siniloan National High School from 2004-2008 while her elementary education at Buhay Elementary School from 1996-2002. Aivee Labitag De Leon is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English at Laguna State Polytechnic University. She is the eldest among the four children of Macario De Leon and Verjeta De Leon. She was born on the 30 th day of December year 1991. She is presently living with her family in Brgy. Cabooan Santa Maria, Laguna. She completed her secondary education at Siniloan National High School from 2004-2008 while her elementary education at Santa Maria Elementary School from 1998-2004. Content Back